WaterBriefs: Severn Trent Services provides arsenic removal technology in Arizona

Also in this report: EPA-ETV verifies Emerson water quality monitoring system; South East Water picks Intergraph; Power generation focus of AFS fall event; Scrubber, adsorber sales to pass $5B this year; Asian environmental market to pass Americas, Europe/Africa; Ark. researchers invent new oxygenator/ozonator; Thompson Pump opens new SC branch; AGA announces Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards; CULTEC gains N.J. sales rep; E. Europe to get first mega AMR network; St. Pete adopts Wallingford's InfoNet...

In other news below:
-- Emerson's water quality monitoring system verified by the EPA
-- Intergraph selected by Australia's South East Water
-- AFS fall conference to focus on power generation
-- Scrubber and adsorber sales will exceed $5 billion this year
-- Asian environmental market to exceed either Americas and Europe/Africa
-- University of Arkansas engineering researchers invent new oxygenator/ozonator
-- Thompson Pump opens newest branch near Charleston, SC
-- American Galvanizers Association announces Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award winners
-- CULTEC Inc. announces new manufacturing representative
-- Eastern Europe's first fully large-scale automated meter monitoring network ramps up
-- U.S. city of St. Petersburg adopts Wallingford Software's InfoNet

Severn Trent Services provides arsenic removal technology in Arizona -- FORT WASHINGTON, PA, March 23, 2006 -- The SORB 33® arsenic removal technology and Bayoxide® E33 arsenic removal media from Severn Trent Services have been selected for use by the city of Goodyear, AZ, at well site 18B, a 450 gallon per minute water treatment facility where total arsenic was measured at 38 parts per billion (ppb). Currently, well site 18B is being operated at a reduced production level and its water blended with additional sources to lower arsenic levels below the EPA standard of 10 ppb in drinking water. Once installed, the new treatment system will enable the city to increase water production with arsenic levels below the EPA standard. The contract for Severn Trent Services and Hennessy Mechanical Sales LLC to design, build and provide maintenance services is valued at $954,724...

Emerson's water quality monitoring system verified by the EPA -- Rosemount Analytical Model WQS performed unattended, with no maintenance required during the entire evaluation by EPA Environmental Technology Verification Program -- IRVINE, CA, March 23, 2006 -- Emerson Process Management today announced that the performance of the Rosemount Analytical Model WQS water quality monitoring system has been verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Technology Verification program. The EPA program facilitates the deployment of innovative environmental technologies in the industry through evaluation and verification of product performance and effectiveness. The Rosemount Analytical Model WQS multiparameter water quality monitoring system was evaluated along with four other water monitors. Not only was the performance of the model WQS verified by the evaluation, but the system required no scheduled operator maintenance during the testing...

Intergraph selected by Australia's South East Water -- HUNTSVILLE, AL, March 23, 2006 -- Intergraph Corp. today announced that South East Water, a proven leader in the Australian water industry, has implemented Intergraph's G/Technology, in line with corporate strategies of knowledge management and data organization, to support a corporate wide GIS system that will streamline operations and provide a model of best practice for geospatial technology in a water utility...

American Filtration & Separation Society's fall conference to focus on power generation -- RICHFIELD, MN, March 23, 2006 -- In order to meet the technical and education needs of the power generation industry, the American Filtration & Separations Society (AFS) has announced the "Separation Processes in Power Generation" will be the topic of its Fall 2006 Conference. This conference will be held Oct. 16-18 in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Radisson Green Tree. A call for papers has been announced and abstracts can be emailed to kss@afssociety.org. Selected papers may be published in Filtration, the AFS peer-reviewed international journal of the filtration industry...

Scrubber and adsorber sales will exceed $5 billion this year --
NORTHFIELD, IL, March 23, 2006 -- Sales of systems to scrub or adsorb pollutants from industrial stacks around-the-world will total $5.3 billion this year and will rise to $6.8 billion by 2010. This is the forecast of the McIlvaine Company in the continually updated online "Scrubber/Adsorber World Markets." Waste incineration represents the biggest potential for scrubbers. The second largest single use will be for odor control at municipal wastewater facilities. Sales of biofilters, chemical scrubbing systems, and carbon adsorbers for this application will top $1 billion this year and rise to $1.3 billion in 2009. China will be the largest single purchaser due to its rapid expansion of secondary waste treatment facilities...
Also see: "Asian environmental market to exceed either Americas and Europe/Africa"

University of Arkansas engineering researchers invent new oxygenator/ozonator -- • Ecological invention will improve environmental, water quality more efficiently -- FAYETTEVILLE, AR, March 23, 2006 -- Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have invented a simple, scalable machine that can help create clean drinking water more effectively and efficiently than conventional systems. As its name implies, the Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen or Ozone Injector shoots a stream of water saturated with either gas directly into a body of water so that harmful substances may be removed before people drink the water...

Thompson Pump opens newest branch near Charleston, SC -- PORT ORANGE, FL, March 23, 2006 -- Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc., of Port Orange, FL, will host an open house celebration at its new Summerville, SC, branch, located at 120 Jed Park Place, Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m.-
noon. Thompson Pump will host area contracting companies, engineering firms, industrial accounts, and municipalities with a catered BBQ lunch and facility tours...

American Galvanizers Association announces Hot-Dip Galvanizing Award winners -- CENTENNIAL, CO, March 22, 2006 -- The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the 14 winning projects of its 2006 Excellence In Hot-dip Galvanizing Awards competition. Awarded on March 15 at the AGA's annual conference in Tucson, AZ, 14 winning projects were honored for their utilization of hot-dip galvanizing in an ideal, creative, innovative, and/or monumental fashion...

CULTEC Inc. announces new manufacturing representative -- BROOKFIELD, CT, March 22, 2006 -- East Coast Associates Inc. has been named as the newest manufacturing representative for CULTEC Inc., a manufacturer of plastic stormwater and septic chambers. The Roseland, NJ, company will promote the company's Recharger® stormwater chambers throughout the states of Delaware and New Jersey as well as regions of New York and Pennsylvania...

Eastern Europe's first fully large-scale automated meter monitoring network ramps up -- CHICAGO, March 22, 2006 -- Coronis and CMC Ekocon have announced their partnership in the first large-scale automatic metering (AMR) network in Eastern Europe. Approximately 30,000 water meters will be deployed covering a region that includes the cities of Koper, Izola, and Piran, Slovenia. The installation is the first of its type to offer such a high level of automated data collection and remote network monitoring services. The leading distributor in the Central and Eastern European metering market, CMC Ekocon is integrating Wavenis wireless technology from Coronis in order to provide more efficient and cost-effective services to WW Koper utility customers. Coronis designs and develops innovative ultra low-power and long-range wireless technologies, with turnkey OEM solutions specially engineered for remote and automatic metering applications...

U.S. city of St. Petersburg adopts Wallingford Software's InfoNet -- WALLINGFORD, UK, March 22, 2006 -- St. Petersburg, FL, has purchased InfoNet, Wallingford Software's asset and data management system for water networks, in order to build a central data repository for the management of all data relating to its collection systems infrastructure. Like many engineering departments, in the past, data about St. Petersburg's network was held in many different locations around the organization - computer files in corporate and personal systems, paper records, and in the case of network piping surveys, VHS CCTV tapes. The catalyst for our purchase of InfoNet was our adoption of the US PACP (Pipeline Assessment & Certification Program) standard for CCTV surveys of its collection network. It needed a tool to both better analyze and prioritize asset condition data, and store and retrieve the clips of the new surveys that it's now receiving...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: "WaterBriefs: Capstone microturbines first to win UL renewable energy approval" -- Also in this report (March 21, 2006): USFilter posts two new case studies on biosolids, perchlorate treatment; Black & Veatch raises standards, controls costs for Thames Water at Esher sewage plant; Bentley acquires Logos BV to deliver innovative vision for isometrics; Stormwater360's StormFilter approved for basic treatment in King County, Wash.; Thompson Pump names new Kansas City branch manager; Dudek's new grant writing service helps S. Calif. governments fund critical infrastructure; Vortex Corp. names new VP; America's WETLAND documentary to expose life on Louisiana coast...

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